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ID Card used to identify artificial joints / limbs for security

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022444D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The core idea of this invention is 'register' artificial joints or limbs with the entity which produced the passenger's ID card (driver's license, Passport, etc.) This registration would be printed or, preferably, stored in the ID card as an encrypted file. The ID card would then identify the artificial joint or limb to personnel at airports or other locations which use security detectors.

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ID Card used to identify artificial joints / limbs for security

Providing adequate security is an increasing problem and these efforts are probably most visible at airports. It is very important to be able to rapidly identify anything unusual at the security check point. When a person with an artificial joint or limb goes through a metal detector, the metal in the artificial joint or limb can set off the metal detector. The person must then convince security personnel that he/she has an artificial limb or joint, usually by producing a letter from a medical doctor. However, such letters could be easily falsified. What is needed is a better method to identify and verify the presence of an artificial limb or joint which is not embarrassing to the passenger and provides an improved level of security.

The core idea of this invention is 'register' the artificial joints or limbs with the entity which produced the passenger's ID card (driver's license, Passport, etc.) This registration would be printed or, preferably, stored in the ID card as an encrypted file. The ID card would then identify the artificial joint or limb to security personnel at the airports.

The method created by this invention is as follows:

Artificial joints or limbs will be registered with the entity which produced the

passenger's ID card (driver's license, Passport, etc.) indicating location (e.g. right knee), metalic content, etc. This registration would be printed or, preferably, stored in the ID...